Saturday, May 10, 2008

Score!

So...I've been busy today! :) Typical Saturday really, I guess...just different stuff. I got up this morning and drove up to Pilot Mountain to get strawberries. I got two gallons and put one gallon on a baking sheet in the freezer to have for smoothies. The other gallon is still in the cooler for dessert tomorrow...Mom or I will have to cut them up either before church or when we get home...depending on how early we get up tomorrow, I guess! :p

When I got back Dad and I went to some garage sales nearby. They were listed in the paper as a community yard sale, which led to me to expect them to be in some sort of centrally located area...which they weren't. But Dad and I finally found all of them while driving around the neighborhood. And we found four very nice glass canisters...these are usually over-priced at the store, but we got all four of them for $1.75. Hmm...that picture's kind of blurry...I guess it's hard to take pictures of glass. Or maybe I shouldn't have put the glass on the glass top of the stove...too much reflection.









Then I also found this fabric and got it for fifty cents, and it's just shy of 5 yards! Yay! :) I'm not sure yet what I'll do with it...there's enough to make a dress or skirt, or I could make an apron or something. It's kind of thin, but I'll see what it's like after I wash it. Chances are it's been washed before, so that probably won't make it shrink up any, but it's a little yellowed in some spots, so I need to wash it in some Oxyclean anyway.









So, some great deals! I don't think Dad's going to want to go garage saling again though...we didn't find enough things for him to think it was worth it. :)

We also got (though not at a yard sale) a china cabinet! Mom and Dad saw one in the newspaper, and Dad went to look at it after work yesterday. It was really nice, so they decided they wanted to get it. The guy brought it today, and it's just perfect! :) I haven't taken any pictures of it yet, so I'll have to post some later.

When Dad went to look at it, he grabbed a camera from work to get some pictures of it to show Mom...one of these cameras: Fujifilm S3 Pro It's really, really nice... :D Dad said the built-in flash wasn't very bright, but the rest of it seemed to work well, and I like the feel of it. It seems well-balanced and easy to hold. Unfortunately, there are a few used ones on eBay for maybe $400 and up, but the cheapest new one I saw was $999.99 *gulp* That's just a bit more than I can pay for a camera! :) I mean, for a thousand dollars I could get a used Macbook, or a cheap car, or lots of other things! :p Oh well...

Let's see...I got the main dish ready to go for tomorrow, before we leave for church I'll set the oven to turn on. We're having chicken casserole, with provolone cheese and stuffing in it, wild rice, green beans, and then cake and strawberries with ice cream and whipped cream for dessert. Yum!

Right now I'm babysitting, but the kids are in bed...oh wait, here comes one...

Okay, got that taken care of. I think I'll go get some knitting done. :)

6 comments:

Will said...

If you are looking to get a better camera Canon's Rebel XT is pretty cheap and you can use Canon's EF and EF-S lenses with it. The ability to switch lenses if need be is really the only reason not to just get a good point and shoot.

Olivia Joy said...

Love the new profile pic! You guys already have strawberries??? Gosh I guess you'll always be one step ahead of me :) lol :)

Natalie said...

Hmm...yeah, that one's a bit cheaper anyway, Will! :)

Thanks, Olivia! Yep, we've got strawberries. The actually strawberry plants that we have aren't very big and the berries aren't ripe yet, but the strawberry farms have berries. They aren't very sweet yet, though.

We are just a smidge further south... ;)

mandolinartist said...

You probably went to PINNACLE to get strawberries, not Pilot Mtn, if you went to the same place others at church are going...

Have you ever been to the town of Pilot Mtn? It is bigger than Pinnacle, which is not saying much.

Pilot Mtn is actually in Surry County, and Pinnacle is actually in Stokes County... just for your geographical information.

Natalie said...

Yes, I went to Pinnacle...not Pilot Mountain. No, I haven't been to Pilot Mt.

mandolinartist said...

LOL... Ha.... :)